The list below has up-to-date information on how and where you can access food for your family.
***Grover Essentials will not be open for the remainder of the semester and the Mobile Market has been canceled until further notice.
The Maryland Department of Human Services will provide all current SNAP recipients and new applicants with the maximum benefit amount for April and May. For more information on how to apply go here.
All CCI WIC Centers are closed to the public, however, they continue to provide all essential services (appointments, benefits, support services) via phone: 301-762-9426.
Montgomery County Food Council
Provides relevant information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Spanish version is also available.
Currently distributing food on our regular schedule at all of their distribution sites. Call 301-424-1130 by 3 PM the day before you want to pick up, to schedule your appointment. Eligibility for food remains every 30 days. All food will be pre-packed (a healthy mix of fresh, frozen and shelf-stable foods). When you arrive please hold up, not hand, your ID to a Manna staff or volunteer. The Manna staff or volunteer will sign their name on your behalf.
Capital Area Food Bank
Providing grab and go bags to people through their multiple partners. Make sure to expand the "Community Hub Partners & Locations" to see all distribution sites and hours.
Providing meals (and to-go boxes) twice a day: brunch 10:30 am-12 pm and dinner 6-7:30 pm. Their Resource Center will be open twice during the day, providing mail, toiletries, bus tokens, blankets and more.
Call 301-330-0222 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Plan and schedule your pick-up 24-48 hours ahead to request your choice of appointment. No walk-in or same-day appointments are available at this time. Bring a photo ID.
Food (including baby food) and Toiletries Bank. Operating under their normal schedule. When you go to pick up food, please do not assemble in the waiting room. They are serving clients one at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please remain outside until the previous client exits. Contact: 301-216-2510
Catholic Charities Choice Food Pantry
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am4pm. Bring proof of Montgomery County residency and own bags. Contact: 301-942-1790
Meals on Wheels
It offers meals for the elderly and people with disabilities. You have to call to sign-up to have meals delivered. Meals are delivered in the morning and they include lunch and dinner. For more information visit the Rockville or Germantown.
UMBC Retriever Essentials
Meal Packages at Drop Boxes at the UMBC campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MCPS Emergency Meals
Beginning July 6, 2020, MCPS will provide breakfast and lunch meals to all Montgomery County children and all MCPS students (regardless of age) at more than 60 MCPS sites across the county and more than 30 community-based programs. Meals will be provided at MCPS sites from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at school sites and from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at bus distribution sites
Frederick County Emergency Meals
Free meals! Summer Food Service Program June 22-August 20. FCPS Food and Nutrition Services will be serving free "to-go" breakfasts and lunches at 20 locations to any child 18 years old and younger. Free meals are also available for adults older than 18 years old who are enrolled in an educational program for persons with disabilities.
Prince George’s County Emergency Meals
Starting Wednesday, May 6, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students can pick up supper as part of their “grab and go” meals and more distribution sites are on the way. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served twice a week; the snack will be discontinued and replaced with supper. Students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. Parents may pick up meals for students who are unable to come to the site by showing a student ID or report card. Meals are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.